G. K. Chesterton Quotes

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

G. K. Chesterton

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.

G. K. Chesterton

Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.

G. K. Chesterton

No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.

G. K. Chesterton

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.

G. K. Chesterton

We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea,and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.

G. K. Chesterton

There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.

G. K. Chesterton

What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.

G. K. Chesterton

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

G. K. Chesterton

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

G. K. Chesterton

Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.

G. K. Chesterton

There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.

G. K. Chesterton

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.

G. K. Chesterton

Happiness is a mystery like religion, and it should never be rationalized.

G. K. Chesterton

Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.

G. K. Chesterton

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul

G. K. Chesterton

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